Martin Luther's Travel Guide
Author: Cornelia Dömer
Translator: Cindy Opitz
Preface: Robert Kolb
Genre: Travel Guide
Softcover, 176 color pages with pics
Dimensions: 5'' x 8''
Sugg. Retail: $13.95 / 14,- €
Release: Spring 2016
With a preface by Robert Kolb, Missions Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology at the Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri
Cornelia Dömer, PhD, serves as a representative for the State of Rheinland-Pfalz at the federal German level and with the European Union. From 2000 to 2007, she managed the Luther-Zentrum Wittenberg. Previously, she was responsible for culture and marketing Luther at the Sachsen Anhalt GmbH, and e.V.
This book takes you to Lutherland, the German landscape where the Reformation took place, just in time for the 500-year-anniversary in 2017. It guides you through the historic city of Wittenberg, where Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church. it features Eisleben, Mansfeld, and Magdeburg, where Luther was born and went to school, Eisenach with the Wartburg Castle, where he translated the Holy Bible and threw the ink pot at the devil, and many other cities of the Reformation, from Leipzig to Erfurt, Weimar, up to Torgau, where his wife, Katharina von Bora, is laid to rest.
The guide helps not only prepare your journey, it also offers stories about Luther’s life and work, as well as about life in the Middle Ages and Reformation politics. The guide contains tips for travel by car and train, hotel recommendations, addresses, phone numbers, and websites, and American churches in Germany, 14 maps and 120 full-color pictures.
“Exceptionally well informed and informative, thoroughly 'user friendly' in organization and presentation ... an armchair travelers delight and unreservedly recommended for community library travel guide collections.”
—Midwest Book Review